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Psychiatric Drugs Explained: For Health Professionals and Users
     

Psychiatric Drugs Explained: For Health Professionals and Users

by David Healy
 

The new edition of this book will continue to provide a comprehensive and clear guide to the uses, benefits and impact of psychotropic drugs. The major drug categories are listed and the clinical uses, modes of action and side effects of principle drugs in each category are described. The text provides drug names in generic and both UK and US tradenames. In

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The new edition of this book will continue to provide a comprehensive and clear guide to the uses, benefits and impact of psychotropic drugs. The major drug categories are listed and the clinical uses, modes of action and side effects of principle drugs in each category are described. The text provides drug names in generic and both UK and US tradenames. In addition to a comprehensive review of drug treatment organised by condition, the text also addresses important issues for professionals and their clients concerning, consent, liability and the management of side- effects and withdrawal. The book provides a readable reference source of essential information for professionals to work with their clients in considering treatment options.

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"David Healy is one or the most stimulating and challenging writers on drug treatments. This book continues his tradition of producing well written, highly readable presentations of difficult subjects. I found the copious user information boxes most valuable and will use them with my clients." Mike Smith, Director of nursing, Nursing Times, Vol 97, no 47, November 2002

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443070181
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/02/2002
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

est psychiatre, historien de la psychiatrie, chercheur en psychopharmacologie, et directeur au North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, College of Médicine, Cardiff University, Bangor, Royaume-Uni. Il est internationalement connu pour ses recherches et écrits sur les psychotropes.

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